We’ve all been on the family road trip and seen the gimmicky roadside attractions they hope you’ll stop at. I’m sorry to admit I have never stopped, even though there are a lot of rather interesting roadside attractions in North Carolina. I did drive by one mentioned on the list, in Thomasville, on my way to a dance competition years ago. Couples were taking prom photos in front of a giant chair. That memory has stuck with me for years!

Several ‘world’s largest” items on this list include furniture, frying pans, and a religious reference. There are also some things I’d classify as ‘oddities’ a term I can’t remember the last time I used. And finally, there are just some interesting attractions you may have not known our state had. Have you ever been to any of these locations? Did we miss any? Let us know on social media! Here are 10 of the oddest and largest roadside attractions in North Carolina.



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Roadside America

  • World's Largest Chest of Drawers- High Point, NC

  • World's Largest Ten Commandments- Murphy, NC

  • Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum- Wilson, NC

  • Satellite Park-Durham, NC

  • Shangri La Stone Village- Prospect Hill, NC

  • Belhaven Memorial Museum- Bellhaven, NC

  • World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair- Thomasville, NC

  • Giant Concrete Legs- Henderson, NC

  • World's Largest Frying Pan- Rose Hill. NC

  • Seashell Shaped Gas Station- Winston-Salem, NC

  • Gallery: Roadside Attractions Across America

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